How Music Works

Author(s): David Byrne

writing & criticism

How Music Works is David Byrne’s buoyant celebration of a subject he has spent a lifetime thinking about. Drawing on his work over the years with Talking Heads, Brian Eno, and myriad collaborators--along with journeys to Wagnerian opera houses, African villages, and anywhere music exists--Byrne shows how music emerges from cultural circumstance as much as individual creativity. It is his magnum opus, and an impassioned argument about music’s liberating, life-affirming power.


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From the frontman of Talking Heads comes David Byrne's magnum opus on the subject of music

David Byrne is a Scottish-born Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and cofounder of Talking Heads. He has been the recipient of many awards, including an Oscar and a Golden Globe. The author of Bicycle Diaries and The New Sins, Byrne lives in New York City.

General Fields

  • : 9780857862525
  • : Canongate Books
  • : Canongate Books
  • : February 2013
  • : December 2013
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : David Byrne
  • : Paperback
  • : new ed
  • : 376